By: Diane Benjamin
The first time I sent a FOIA request to the airport for payroll, I received Medicare Wages: https://blnnews.com/2016/01/21/cira-explain-please/.
I did another request for the full salary and benefits paid to the airport manager, Carl Olson. The original request shows Medicare Wages of $175,710.68
I received this the second time: (click to enlarge)
I don’t see a way to obtain Medicare Wages of $175,710.68 based on this information. Since I refuse to play FOIA tag to get answers, that will remain a mystery.
Are you wondering about the $7,197.24 car allowance? This is from Olson’s original contract – page 4: Carl signed contract-1
The original contract was signed February 10, 2011. Olson’s base salary was $160,908.55 when it was signed.
Once again the information I received by FOIA conflicts with what was reported in the Pantagraph. See this story: http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/olson-gets-contract-extension/article_c3a51735-c4ad-5cda-853b-7704ebcffb8a.html
They reported Olson received a 2.5% raise and a ONE year extension. I requested the new contract and received this:
The below is from the December 10, 2015 meeting minutes:
This comment appears to be discussion when they came back into regular session from an Executive Session (Secret Meeting!). It does not show a recorded vote.
Follow-up will definitely happen!